UMD’s Karlsson takes home WCHA Defender of the Week award

Karlsson wins WCHA Defender of the week

Three assists was big for Ida Karlsson, who took home the WCHA Defender of the week award.

The #6 UMD women’s hockey teams defense showed up this weekend, splitting an away series with the #2 Wisconsin Badgers.

Ida Karlsson was a big reason for those wins, as she was named the WCHA Defender of the Week.

While the award is for a Defender, it was Karlsson’s offensive game which helped her win the award, as the freshman had her hand in all three goals on Sunday, registering a season high in assists with three.

Karlsson was part of a defensive until that kept the Badgers scoreless on six power play attempts Sunday and a total of eight over the weekend.

The Bulldogs travel to St. Cloud State next weekend to take on the 8th ranked Huskies.